Southern California Activities

CEERT continues our long-time work to reduce Southern California’s dependence on fossil-fueled power and increase its reliance on clean energy resources. In addition to our regulatory advocacy to promote renewable energy and the building of a low-carbon grid for the region, we are particularly focusing on Los Angeles and the Imperial Valley.

Recent Developments:

V. John White and Jim Caldwell had a lengthy conference call with Mel Levine, Chair of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners, Marci Edwards, retiring LADWP General Manager, and Reiko Kerr, Assistant General Manager, on how best to achieve greater cooperation and reserve-sharing between CAISO and LADWP, including securing LADWP’s formal agreement to join the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM).

Jim Caldwell made an extensive visit to LADWP this past quarter to understand all of the recent person¬nel changes at the Department, witness the Board discussion on LADWP joining the EIM, and open a dia¬logue with the Water System on better use of California Department of Water Re-sources assets for inte¬grating new renewables.